June 2, 2021 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Richard Urena

The Blue Jays’ affiliates were swept on Wednesday, going 0-4 on the day with two extra-inning losses on the books, although the Jays did get their third-round draft pick from 2020 into game action for the first time with Dunedin.

Buffalo Bisons 4, Syracuse Mets (NYM) 6

The Buffalo Bisons (13-11) couldn’t match the Syracuse Mets, falling 6-4.

Anthony Kay was on the mound for a rehab start and gave up four runs on four hits and three walks in 3 1/3 innings, striking out six. Casey Lawrence followed him, striking out a pair in 1 2/3 innings before Dany Jimenez took over, giving up two runs on two hits (one HR) with a walk and two strikeouts in 1 2/3 innings. Kirby Snead struck out all four batters he faced and Hobie Harris struck out two with one walk in the ninth.

Richard Urena had a bit game, going 2/4 with a double, a home run and three RBI. Forrest wall was 2/3 with a walk and three stolen bases, scoring twice while Kevin Smith was on twice, going 1/3 with a walk and a stolen base. Logan Warmoth walked twice, going 0/2 with a run and Christian Colon was 1/4 with a walk. Juan Graterol had the teams other hit, going 1/4 with an RBI.

L: Dany Jimenez (0-2)
HR: Richard Urena (2)

Player of the Game: Richard Urena

Roster Notes: With A.J. Cole going on the injured list for Toronto, Jeremy Beasley was recalled by the Blue Jays.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats 7, Binghamton Rumble Ponies (NYM) 8

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (9-16) could only score one run in the bottom of the 10th after giving up the lead in the ninth, falling 8-7 to the Binghamton Rumble Ponies.

Otto Lopez led the offense for the Fisher Cats, going 3/6 with two doubles, an RBI and a run but also made an error in the field. Gabriel Moreno was 2/5 with two RBI and Jordan Groshans was 2/6 with a run. Samad Taylor was 1/5 with a home run, an RBI and two runs while Reggie Pruitt also hit a home run, going 1/5 with two RBI and a run. Nick Podkul was 1/3 with a run and a stolen base while LJ Talley was 1/1 with an RBI pinch hitting for him. Demi Orimoloye was also 1/1 while Austin Martin was 0/3 but walked three times.

Maximo Castillo started on the mound and went five innings, giving up four runs (two earned) on four hits with a walk and four strikeouts. Andrew McInvale provided two scoreless innings of relief, giving up a walk and striking out three. Curtis Taylor was tagged for two runs (one earned) on three hits with a walk and four strikeouts in two innings and Mike Ellenbest allowed two runs (one earned) in the 10th, giving up two hits with one strikeout.

L: Mike Ellenbest (0-2)
HR: Samad Taylor (4), Reggie Pruitt (2)

Player of the Game: Otto Lopez

Roster Notes: Willy Gaston was sent down from New Hampshire to Vancouver.

Vancouver Canadians 5, Eugene Emeralds (SF) 6

The Vancouver Canadians’ (15-11) also went to extra innings, scoring one in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game but couldn’t match the Eugene Emeralds’ run in the top of 10th and fell 6-5.

Offensively, it was the Tanner show, with Tanner Morris going 3/3 with two walks, a double, a triple, an RBI and two runs while Tanner Kirwer was 2/5 with a double and two stolen bases. Spencer Horwitz was 1/4 with a triple, a sac fly and two RBI, scoring a run and Ryan Gold was 2/5 with a double and an RBI.

2020 second rounder CJ Van Eyk had a solid start, throwing five innings and allowing three runs on five hits with three walks and three strikeouts before Justin Maese came in and tossed three innings, striking out five but giving up two runs on two hits (one HR) with a walk. Parker Caracci took the loss, walking four in two innings, giving up an unearned run and striking out three.

L: Parker Caracci (2-2)

Player of the Game: Tanner Morris

Roster Notes: Willy Gaston was sent down from New Hampshire to Vancouver.

Dunedin Blue Jays 0, Bradenton Marauders (PIT) 1

On a day in which their offense went missing, the Dunedin Blue Jays’ (8-18) pitchers responded by keeping the club in the game, ultimately losing 1-0 to the Bradenton Marauders.

The Blue Jays’ third-round pick in 2020 finally made his pro debut, as Trent Palmer tossed three hitless innings, allowing two walks and two strikeouts. Jol Concepcion followed and, for one pitch that went over the fence, would have also thrown his innings without giving up a run. Concepcion went six innings, giving up just two hits (one HR) with three walks and just one run against, striking out six.

The offense had just two hits including a single by Orelvis Martinez (1/4) and a double and a walk from Harry Ray (1/3, 2B, BB).

L: Jol Concepcion (1-3)

Player of the Game: Jol Concepcion and Trent Palmer

Roster Notes: Harrison Ray came off the injured list while Jose Rivas was sent down to the GCL. Trent Palmer was assigned to the Dunedin Blue Jays.

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